A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1155 Sw Cherry St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Telephone
(515) 965-9630

Ankeny High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
11 responses
Average ACT
26
122 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    45%
  • Prom
    29%
  • Homecoming pep assembly
    19%
  • Eating dinner after a robotics competition
    6%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
954
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,198/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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I graduated from A.H.S. 6 years ago now, things have changed a lot (they split the high school into two different high schools). So my experience may be different then what is currently happening at the school now.

When I went to Ankeny, it felt like real lift High School Muscial. It was cliquey and the football team/popular kids ruled the school. Luckily I spent my time in the music department. Although favoritism happened fairly often I had wonderful teachers and a was thoroughly prepared for college classes. I wasn't prepared in terms of help learning how to apply to scholarships or anything like that, just in means of work-load and balancing class to social life.
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I love Ankeny High School, it has given me so many opportunities, especially with the split. The split has allowed so many students to get to participate in activities, and both schools still excel at them. For the most part the teachers are good but they all really truly care about the success of their students. I think Ankeny sets up their students to succeed because they offer so many classes that are duel credit. If you put yourself in the right position you are able to accumulate college credit that will transfer to most colleges. I think that is one of the most beneficial parts of Ankeny.
The teachers at Ankeny High School are amazing. They engage their students in learning, they give to students the help they need in order to help them learn, and they are very kind and respectful in the classrooms. Most teachers choose to lecture over topics in order to prepare their students for lectures in college, however they are extremely helpful by allowing their students to ask for help when they are confused or lost in the lecture. Many teachers also incorporate technology in their teaching as well with things like quizzes or study tools for upcoming tests. Another topic about he teachers at Ankeny high school is their knowledge and ability to share it. Most teachers there have their masters and really know what they are teaching, which gives us students an upper hand in learning. Overall, Ankeny high school has many wonderful teachers who are caring and compassionate of their students and I am grateful for having the opportunity to go here.